By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich has launched a new life sciences brand platform in an effort to "elevate the company's current focus on biology and provide a single destination where researchers can access" biological knowledge, products, and technologies, the firm said in a statement this week. The new "Where Bio Begins" brand is meant to bring attention to the firm's biology focus.

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